Moving Mountains at the University of Bristol

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Volunteering

It's really important to have a good understanding of volunteering before travel. Below are some links that provide more information about this. We hope they provide some areas to think about and discuss with your team and trip leader.

Please also read the volunteer guidelines. These are important to help you gain the most out of your trip and have a positive impact on the communities in Kenya. We encourage all members to keep a journal of their trip, however brief or in-depth - we believe that one of the strongest ways to get the most from your experiences in the long term is to record them, actively reflect on them and then build directly upon them, particularly after you return home.

Without doubt you will witness the strong links between Moving Mountains and the communities that you are placed in. As such, you will be an ambassador for Moving Mountains. During the medical camp you will not be expected to be a visiting Doctor who sees patients, although sometimes of course misunderstanding occurs, we recommend you discuss clearly with the supervisor what you can and can't do, and also make it clear to patients that they are being seen by a student and not a qualified Doctor. Please read Adventure Alternative's blog and webpage on the ethics of a medical elective and medical volunteering.